Robert Pattinson Beds Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and More in Bel Ami Trailer
Exciting news, world. Robert Pattinson has advanced from respectfully romancing teen virgins onscreen to defiling wealthy, middle-aged wives (played by Oscar-nominated actresses, no less) in pursuit of upward mobility. Or wealth. Or maybe just acceptance as a serious actor. (Look at him in a period piece with Kristen Scott Thomas!) Either way, jump ahead to see our little Edward Cullen mature into a scheming, sexing cad in the trailer for Bel Ami.
If the plot formula above feels familiar, that's because it is. Two years ago, Rupert Friend starred in a forgettable adaptation of a French novel called Chéri, in which he also played a young man who beds an aging Oscar-nominated actress (Michelle Pfeiffer) with a cringe-inducing accent in turn-of-the-century Paris. Chéri bombed with critics and at the box office, where it collected less than $10 million worldwide. Hopefully, Pattinson will be able to rouse more interest in his movie May-December romance(s).
Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci co-star in Bel Ami, which was adapted from Guy de Maupassant's 1985 novel by directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod.
Bel Ami does not yet have a U.S. release date.
VERDICT: Having a hard time accepting the world's most respectful vampire beau as a manipulative man-whore in Paris.